July 20, 2011
A liberal political group is pushing Elizabeth Warren candidacy for the Senate now that President Obama has decided not to name her to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren dreamed up the idea of the new agency, but Republicans in Congress vehemently oppose her and the bureau. Progressive Change Campaign Committee has been trying to get signatures and donations for the Harvard law professor's potential race to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. The “Draft Elizabeth Warren” campaign has so far raised $45,300 and collected 25,548 signatures.
June 12, 2011
Not too many of Adam Braskich's classmates at Harvard Law School this fall will have spent an afternoon quite like this. On a sweltering day inside a South Baltimore apartment, he stood over the body of an elderly man that was discovered by a friend. Trying to discern the man's identity and find his family, the officer and a medic picked through his possessions, looking for anything that might help. Another medic rushed out, overcome by the stench. Braskich, a 26-year-old native of Illinois who double-majored in criminal justice and philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, said he's enjoyed the past three years in the city's diverse neighborhoods, getting to know residents and drug dealers alike.
April 25, 2011
Apparently, one pretend investigation (into Obama's birth certificate) isn't enough for Donald Trump. He now claims he is "looking into" how President Barack Obama was accepted to Ivy League schools Columbia and Harvard despite being a "terrible" student. "I heard he was a terrible student, terrible," Trump said today i n an interview with The Associated Press . "How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.
November 9, 2008
EARLY LIFE BIRACIAL BACKGROUND: Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was a student from Kenya who herded goats as a child. His mother, Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kan., was a student at the University of Hawaii and the daughter of a furniture salesman, She married Obama Sr. unaware that he was already married to a woman in Kenya, with whom he had two children. Two years later, the couple divorced. TO INDONESIA: Dunham married an Indonesian student named Lolo Soetero, and in 1967, when Barack was 6, the family moved to Jakarta.
February 24, 2007
Pauli Murray, a Baltimorean, made history in 1977, when she was ordained the Episcopal Church's first African-American female priest during services held in Washington. The year of her ordination, she connected with her personal past when she celebrated her first Holy Eucharist at the Chapel of the Cross on the University of North Carolina campus, where her grandmother, a slave, had been baptized 122 years earlier. She brought with her two items that day. She had a purple ribbon from a box of flowers that Eleanor Roosevelt had sent to her years, and she carried her grandmother's worn Bible.
April 27, 2003
LARRY GIBSON, Baltimore attorney and University of Maryland School of Law professor, had turned into a veritable dynamo. There he was, nudging his way through the crowd on the first floor of the law school on West Baltimore Street. He had no sooner finished chatting up one person than he was darting somewhere else. At times he was on the second floor - where the exhibit's panels, containing photographs, biographical sketches and newspaper clippings, were to be unveiled - peering down into the throng.